Falesia Beach- Praia da Falésia

Vilamoura Marina is flanked on either side by two magnificent beaches. To the west of the Marina is the Praia da Falésia Beach and on the opposite side the Praia da Marina Beach or Vilamoura Beach. What is commonly referred to as the Falesia Beach is actually a group of beaches including Praia da Rocha Baixinha Nascente, Praia da Rocha Baixinha Poente, Praia da Falésia, Praia dos Tomates, Praia do Poço Velho and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas.

Where is Falesia Beach

The Falesia Beach is located in the Algarve between Vilamoura and Albufeira, it stretches for 6km from the Vilamoura Marina to Olhos d’Água in Albufeira. This magnificent beach is considered one of the most beautiful in Portugal. Fine golden sand, turquoise sea and dramatic red cliffs make the perfect backdrop for some amazing pictures. 

How to get to Falesia Beach from Vilamoura

Walk

To access the beach on foot the quickest route is via the marina, there is a path between the marina and the Lake Resort. Alternatively, you can walk down Avenida Cerro da Vila past the Family Golf Park and Cerro da Vila Ruins towards the round about at the Lake Resort. 

Car

There is plenty of shaded parking at the Falesia Beach. The parking is paid and can be relatively expensive during peak season, consider getting a taxi if you plan to spend the whole day.

Train

During high season consider getting a weekly pass on one of the tourist trains. They stop right at the beach and can be very convenient. You can use the trains to get around the resort and get on and off on any of the 14 stops. 

Vilamoura Tourist Trains

Cycle

Vilamoura is mostly flat and perfect for cycling. You can easily get to the Falesia by bike from anywhere in Vilamoura. There is a shared public bikes station at the beach for eligible users.

Restaurants on Falesia Beach

  • Thai Beach Club
  • Al. Mar
  • Rocha Baixinha Restaurant
  • Gomes na Praia
  • Kiosk Maresia
  • NosoloÁgua Vilamoura
  • Restaurante da Praia dos Tomates
  • Strandbar Alfamar
  • O Golfinho
  • Maré at Pine Cliffs

Beach Clubs and Bars on Falesia Beach

  • Thai Beach Club

Accommodation near the Falesia Beach

  • Lake Resort (marina)
  • Apartments (marina)
  • Alfamar
  • Sheraton Pine Cliffs (Açoteias)

Beach Facilities

  • Blue Flag
  • Lifeguards and First Aid Post from May end of October
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Parking (paid)
  • Sunbeds and Parasols

Beach Activities

  • Parasailling
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Tubes and inflatables
  • Pedal boats

Walking and Cycling Trail on Falesia Beach

Ecovia do Litoral – cycling trail overlooking the beach takes you into Albufeira.

Falesia Beach in the Winter

falesia beach in winter
Falesia Beach in the Winter
  • Surf school
  • Kite Surfing
  • Paragliding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Falésia Beach Weather and Water Temperature

Sea Temperature at Falesia Beach Vilamoura

Tides

Check out the tides for Falesia Beach for the upcoming days. Rocha Baixinha is great for families with small kids especially at low tide. Low tide is also great if you plan to go jogging or walking to Olhos d´Água.